Next has announced the addition of Soumen Das to the group’s board as an independent non-executive director.
Effective as of 1 September, Das’ appointment is set to strengthen the board’s knowledge and experience of the UK property and capital markets.
His sector expertise is intended to replace that of Francis Salway, who stepped down from the retailer’s board in May 2021.
Das provides the position with 11 years of board level experience at listed companies, and currently acts as CFO at Segro.
Prior to joining the FTSE 100 the real estate investment trust, Das served as managing director and CFO at Capital and Countries Properties, and has also previously held an executive director role at UBS.
Following his appointment, Das has become a member of Next’s nomination, audit, and remuneration committees.